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Read & Lead

Read & Lead is a program for students and staff to further develop their personal leadership knowledge by reading contemporary leadership books.  Participants sign up to read the selected book and then attend a complimentary lunch in Couch Cafeteria to discuss the reading. 

FALL 2017 LUNCH DISCUSSION DATES:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 28 
  • Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Thursday, Nov. 16

SPRING 2018 LUNCH DISCUSSION DATES:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28 and Thursday, Mar. 1 

2017-2018 BOOKS:

September

  • Braving the Wilderness
    • Brene Brown
November
  • The Power of Moments 
    • Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Other books will be announced soon!

book stack
  1. The book is announced
  2. Come by the Leadership & Volunteerism Office, OMU 253 with a $5 deposit*
  3. Leave your $5 with us and sign up for one of the discussion lunches
  4. Take your book and start reading!
  5. When you attend the lunch discussion, you get your $5 back! It’s that easy!

*The books tend to go quickly so you’ll want to come by as soon as the book is announced!

2016-2017:

  • The First Two Rules of Leadership: Don't be Stupid, Don't be a Jerk - David Cottrell
  • Designing Your Life - Bill Burnett & Dave Evans
  • Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon

2015-2016: 

  • Are You Fully Charged? - Tom Rath
  • Grit to Great - Linda Kaplan Thaler & Robin Koval
  • The Hard Hat - Jon Gordon
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2017

2014-2015: 

  • What to do When it's Your Turn (And it's Always Your Turn) - Seth Godin, Author
  • LOVE WORKS: Seven Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders - Joel Manby, Author
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2015
  • Serve to be Great - Matt Tenney, Author

2013-2014:

  • Leaders Eat Last - Simon Sinek, Author
  • Unthink: Rediscover Your Creative Genius - Erik Wahl, Author and Artist
  • The Red Rubber Ball at Work - Kevin Carroll, Author
    • OU LEADER SUMMIT SPEAKER 2014

2012-2013:

  • Talk Less Say More
  • The Ant and the Elephant
  • The Wisdom and Teachings of Stephen Covey
  • Leadership Matters

2011-2012: 

  • The Energy Bus
  • StandOut
  • Soup
  • The Truth About Leadership
  • 5 Languages of Appreciation

2010-2011: 

  • When Reality Hits
    • OU Leader Summit Speaker 2011
  • Walk the Walk
  • Juggling Elephants

2009-2010: 

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0
  • Listen & Lead

2008-2009: 

  • Tribes
  • The Power of Less
  • Strengthsfinder 2.0
  • The Last Lecture

2007-2008: 

  • Vital Friends
  • The Dip
  • Confessions from the Corner Office - OU Grad Pattye Moore
  • A Letter to America - President David Boren

2006-2007: 

  • A Peacock in the Land of Penguins
  • Success Built to Last
  • A Leader's Legacy
  • The Art of Possibility

2005-2006: 

  • The Radical Leap
  • Squirrel Inc.
  • The Tipping Point